The Wide-Awake Princess (Tales of the Wide-Awake Princess) by E. D. Baker is on sale in ebook format TODAY ONLY for $1.99. This has been on sale before but it's been a while since it was. Baker has a new book coming out in April--The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess (Tales of the Wide-Awake Princess)--so this is a promotional price drop to draw attention to the new book.
The book started out as a stand-alone book, but has turned into a series over the years. Baker is also known for her Frog Princess series which Disney loosely based its Frog Princess on.
In this stand-alone fairy tale, Princess Annie is the younger sister to Gwen, the princess destined to be Sleeping Beauty. When Gwennie pricks her finger and the whole castle falls asleep, only Annie is awake, and only Annie-blessed (or cursed?) with being impervious to magic-can venture out beyond the rose-covered hedge for help. She must find Gwen's true love to kiss her awake.
But who is her true love? The irritating Digby? The happy-go-lucky Prince Andreas, who is holding a contest to find his bride? The conniving Clarence, whose sinister motives couldn't possibly spell true love? Joined by one of her father's guards, Liam, who happened to be out of the castle when the sleeping spell struck, Annie travels through a fairy tale land populated with characters both familiar and new as she tries to fix her sister and her family . . . and perhaps even find a true love of her own.